News from the past — September & October 2019
- Published: October 31, 2019
Compiled by Don Hollister
2009 — 10 YEARS AGO
Antioch College reborn
“On Friday Sept. 4, the keys to Antioch College will be transferred from Antioch University to the Antioch College Continuation Corporation.”
Drug trade continues
“Three Springfield residents were arrested in Yellow Springs for trafficking in cocaine and heroin.”
‘Share your vision of the village’
“Four public meetings at the end of October will kick off the public input phase of the visioning plan known as Share Your Dreams, Build a Vision, Shape Our Future.”
Hydroelectric project green-lighted
Village Council authorized Village Manager Mark Cundiff to proceed with joining in two new hydroelectric projects on the Ohio River, for a total of five hydro power projects that the Village now is a partner in. In combination with a landfill methane powered electric generator, these electric renewable energy partnerships will provide over 80% of Yellow Springs electricity demand.
1994 — 25 YEARS AGO
Community Experience Program
The schools are seeking mentors to partner with students. The program matches students with community volunteers in their fields of interest.
Lay Reader program
Volunteer readers read and respond to writing done by students in grades 7–12 as a way to give students the opportunity to write for an audience outside their classrooms.
Artists’ showcase hosted
“The WEB [Women’s Enterprise Builders] Center will host an artists’s showcase [on] September 24 in the Bryan Center gymnasium. Tucki Bailey, Linda Griffith and Margrit Petrie will perform during the event, a fundraiser to help with WEB Center operating expenses. “
New GMHA leadership
Susan Stiles was named executive director of the Greene Metropolitan House Authority, or GMHA, replacing Donna Denman, who retired in August.
Affordable housing discussed
“Building Community with Affordable Housing is the theme of this year’s Community Service [now Community Solutions] Conference, to be held at the Outdoor Education Center in Glen Helen.”
New bank in town
Springfield Federal Saving Bank (now Wesbanco) had its grand opening.
1969 — 50 YEARS Ago
“Are you willing to go as low as $1,799 for a new VW? We don’t sell status. Just a car. —Richardson Volkswagen, Inc.”
“Trump, Inc., Insurance Counsellors, Tecumseh Building, Springfield — Mary E. Oster, agent.”
‘Want Police Helpers, Cruiser Riders.’
“Men willing to ride police cruisers with Yellow Springs police, especially during darkness hours on weekends, are being recruited.”
“Combined Sunday School classes of the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches will begin Sunday.”
“The Yellow Springs Area Development Co. will hold its annual meeting at the public meeting room of the Yellow Springs public library tomorrow night at 8 p.m.”
Community Chest preceded United Way
100 solicitors raised a total of $23,700 in the annual Yellow Springs Community Chest drive benefiting 19 local and regional charities.